Call Now Open: SEAI’s 2022 RD&D Funding Programme

The 2022 SEAI National Energy Research, Development & Demonstration (RD&D) Funding Programme Call is now open for applications, with Government funding of €20 million available. The call will close at 12pm on Monday the 16th of May.  Co-funding partners include the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the Department of Transport, ESB Networks, Geological … Read more

Time to take responsibility for our electricity prices

Anyone opening an electricity bill in 2022 will notice a monumental price increase. The CSO revealed earlier this month that electricity prices had risen 22 per cent in a year, with several suppliers since announcing further increases. The calls to accelerate the deployment of renewables at customer and utility scale are well made; this is the only option … Read more

Grid connections remain significant barrier despite ‘dynamic’ Irish solar sector

Despite a surge in activity, grid connections remain a key barrier to the development of solar projects in the Republic of Ireland. The associated costs of grid connection at different scales mean some are targeting much larger scale projects to counterbalance the challenge, according to panelists speaking as part of the Focus on the Republic of … Read more

ISEA Member to invest €180 million in Irish solar farms…

Lightsource BP, a London-headquartered renewable energy firm, is planning to invest €180 million in Ireland over the coming years to develop three large-scale solar farms. The company, which was founded in 2020 by Nick Boyle, the Northern Ireland businessman, is at the pre-planning stage to develop three separate solar projects that will each be capable … Read more

DAA lodges plans for solar farm to help power Dublin Airport

The operator of Dublin Airport has lodged plans for a photovoltaic solar farm on a site southwest of the airfield. The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has lodged plans in recent days with Fingal County Council for the renewable energy project. The 26.7 acre site is bounded by St Margaret’s Road, Harristown Lane and South Parallel Road in … Read more

Microgeneration Support Scheme (MSS) and changes to Solar PV

The Government recently announced the launch of the Micro-Generation Support Scheme (MSS) which will enable households to install renewable generation for their own consumption and receive a payment for any residual electricity they export to the grid (Clean Energy Guarantee). SEAI are delighted to announce that from the 16th February 2022 homeowners will be able to … Read more